I'm still in the process of finishing my other story but I had this idea and had to write it down. I'm still going to finish 'Almost Perfect' but now I'll be working on two stories until its complete. Thanks for deciding to read this, enjoy! This story is told in Michael's point of view.

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I can't believe Lily did this to me. I mean I know she didn't do it to me on purpose seeing as how she doesn't know how much in love I am with her best friend or at least I don't think so? I hope not. No way could she, I'd be dead if she knew. Why exactly did Lily do to me? She left me alone with Mia for an hour while she ran to get more blank tapes to film her show. Only I wasn't aware Mia was coming over I had just gotten out of the shower when Lily passed by telling to me she was running to the store. I was still getting dressed when the door buzzed. I had on pants which I figured was enough and went to answer the door shirtless. I was shocked to find Mia waiting to be let in, not of course as shocked as she was to see me without a shirt. I mean, yeah sometimes I walk around not bothering to put one on specifically because I knew she was coming over but this time was different because she had been expected Lily, not me.

"Michael are you okay?" Mia asked waving a hand in front of my face breaking my train of thought.

"What? Yeah I'm fine." I replied moving out of the way to let her in. "Lily went to the store." I informed her locking the deadbolt.

"I know I passed her on the way up." She told me standing awkwardly by the front entrance. This is why I didn't like being left alone with her. She acted nervous around me because I was just Lily's dorky older brother. I acted nervous around her because, well I was. All the fantasy's about wrapping her in my arms and kissing her didn't help much either.

"So why didn't you go with her?" I asked curious. You wanted to be left alone with me, because you secretly like me? A guy can dream can't he?

"I had to talk to you so I figured now would be as good a time as any. Plus it helps that Lily isn't here, it's kind of embarrassing." She admitted blushing. Was my dream finally turning into reality? Was she going to admit she liked me?

"What did you want to talk about?" I asked anxiously.

"I was wondering, well hoping really if you'd help me with my algebra. I need to raise my grade so I pass this semester and you're really helpful in G&T so I thought I'd ask." She replied looking at her feet. I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed. She just needs my help, nothing more. On the plus side though, I'd have more time with her alone. Although, was that something to be happy about? I'm having a hard enough time as it is to keep myself in check now, imagine how bad it would be if we were alone at her house in her room. "I understand if you're busy, I could always ask someone else." She replied let down.

"What? No, I can help no problem." I replied quick making her grin happily.

"Really, thank you!" She said ecstatic. For a second I thought she was going to hug me but she dropped her arms just as quickly as she brought them up so I wasn't sure. Why would she hug me if she didn't like me?

"Like I said, no problem Thermopolis." I assured her.

"There's one more thing." She added. My heart started beating faster, was she going to tell me now? "Can you not tell Lily?" She pleaded. My heart dropped. Why would she care if my sister knew?

"Why?" I asked surprised.

"I always feel stupid around her, much stupider than I am. I mean, I know you're a genius too but you don't go bragging about like she does sometimes. I know she doesn't do it on purpose but, it's just, I'd feel more comfortable if she didn't know." She confessed.

"You're not stupid Mia. You excel in English and other things, math just isn't your subject and that's okay. But if you really don't want Lily to know I won't be the one telling her, it will be our little secret." I promised her.

"Thanks Michael, this means a lot to me. I'll owe you one okay?" She replied. How about a kiss?

"You don't owe me anything Thermopolis, I don't mind helping you." I told her again shrugging away my inappropriate thoughts.

"Well if you change your mind and think of something let me know." She replied walking into the living room. I followed her in and set as far from her as I possibly could without it being obvious and turned the TV on. We watched in silence until Lily returned and they locked themselves in her room. Mia smiled at me and waved before they disappeared. Maybe I should just tell her I liked- was madly in love with her. I mean, what could go wrong? Besides her rejecting me and never being able to look at me again as anything other than Lily's disturbing older brother with a creepy crush on her. That's not so bad…

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I feel like this was a little out of character. Please review and let me know what you think.